06 May 2024, 20:43

Engineers' Day tomorrow

DHAKA, May 6, 2024 (BSS) - The 76th founding anniversary of the Engineers Institution, Bangladesh (IEB) and the Engineers' Day will be observed in the country tomorrow.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued a message greeting the engineers.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said that engineers have to play a more effective role in environmental development, implementation of Delta Plan, fourth industrial revolution, construction of suitable infrastructure to combat climate change and its adverse effects and achieve food and energy security.

The Prime Minister said the role of engineers is very important in the country's overall development.

The technological and engineering development is the key to the development of a nation, she said, adding that soon after the independence of the country, the engineers had played a significant role in reconstructing the war-ravaged Bangladesh under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

During the Liberation War, occupation Pakistani army destroyed 278 rail-bridges and 270 road-bridges.

In addition to reconstruction the damaged road-bridges, the government of Bangabandhu also constructed 490 kilometers of new roads in the country, she said.

Sheikh Hasina said the engineers are putting the country forward through technical and engineering development.

In continuation of the Awami League government since 2009, she said, it has been implementing many mega projects to construct the Padma Bridge, Metrorail, elevated expressway, Karnaphuli tunnel, LNG terminal, Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant and 100 special zones apart from the development of road, rail and waterway communication.

The engineers are playing key role in these development projects, the primer said.

Recalling the government's constant support for the engineers, she said the AL government always remains beside them.

During its 1996-2001 periods, the AL government allocated 10 bighas land for construction of IEB building, while it provided a total of Taka 46 crore for the IEB building, Sheikh Hasina said.

The Prime Minister hoped that the engineers would play a leading role in building a prosperous and developed Sonar Bangla, dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by 2041.

She wished all the programmes taken on the occasion of Engineers' Day a success.



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